Best Nine of 2017

I can’t believe that we are now on the last few days of 2017!  As much as I’d like to say that this year flew by quickly, I also realized that a lot of things also happened that seemed like so long ago.  And there are nine experiences that made this year very memorable for me.

Apple Chronicles: A Journey of Superlatives

November is a special month for me as I was born on this month.  But this year, November had been extra kind to me as I embarked on a practically month-long trip on the other side of the world.  And everything about it was unexpected. This is part of a series ① ② ③ ④ ⑤…

Bay Area Chronicles: Getting Around

Getting around in California is easy—if you have a car!  The freeway makes covering vast and wide areas quick and easy, but if you don’t have a car public transportation is quite challenging.  It’s no wonder everybody drives in California!  But I won’t let this minor issue hold me back! This is part of a…

Bay Area Chronicles: The First Weekend

I’m back!  I think that was the first thing that popped into my head when I arrived in SFO International Airport.  I thought it would take me a while to figure how to get out and look for my chauffer, but before I knew it I was on the exit, and there he was.  At…

Bay Area Chronicles: The Trip to the Other Side of the World

As the New Year arrived I told myself that it was time to get things around.  One of the things I committed to myself was to get back into travelling which took a back seat these past few years.  But I never expected that I’d be going out of the country this early, and definitely…

Once Is Not Enough: Inspirations to a Multi-Marathon

Completed your first marathon?  Congratulations!  Now what? Running is one of the most addicting sports there is with all its benefits, relatively lower risks, and not to mention practically free, and the marathon may be the “holy grail” of long distance running.  Completing a marathon is definitely a life achievement, but for many people finishing…

2009 Favorite Running Moments: In Pictures

Running has taken me to places I never imagined I’ll go to and for my first full year of running the year broke all previous records not only in terms of distance covered, and pictures taken!  2009 toll: about 20 gigabytes worth of pictures and videos, around 11,500 files.  Among these, here are some of…

The Story of My First Winter Run

Finally after several days of running abstinence I was able to get back to running, despite the sub-zero (°C) temperature.  It’s still winter here in Ohio and although we don’t have several inches of snow on the ground we barely break 0°C during daytime, in fact the warmest temperature we’ve had these past few days…